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THE BIRMINGHAM PARROT-HEADS?

     Former Oakland Raider Ken Stabler will team with singer
Jimmy Buffett and move the CFL Las Vegas Posse to Birmingham, AL,
for '95, according to the Baltimore CFL's owner Jim Speros.
Speros says he is "advising the group": "Adding well-known people
like Kenny Stabler and Jimmy Buffett is exactly what our league
needs to do. ... The team would draw 50,000 people just to hear
Buffett sing the national anthem before the games there" (Marty
York, Toronto GLOBE AND MAIL, 1/6).  Milwaukee investor Marvin
Fishman said his bid to land the Posse failed because a proposed
lease at Milwaukee County Stadium was never finalized.  Fishman
did not rule out a future bid to move a CFL team to Milwaukee
(Charles Gardner, MILWAUKEE SENTINEL, 1/7).
     EXPANSION NOTES:  Speros calls Salt Lake City a "strong"
candidate for '96 expansion and that Connecticut is "just about a
shoo-in" to join the league in '96.  The team will play in the
Yale Bowl.  San Antonio, Orlando and Portland were also mentioned
as candidates for expansion (Marty York, Toronto GLOBE AND MAIL,
1/6).
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